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    Quote Originally Posted by FlattFan View Post
    Best ever?
    How about this SP? Starting from :57 until she did her triple loop. Wow. I can watch her skate all day. Caro has the best SS for a lady. People don't skate like this anymore.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3aTCvH9Zxo

    Here's another brilliant SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyL_G...9987ED878B2EB8

    Here's another one
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qSCT15IRpU
    The program that she just skated is her FOURTH BEST EVER!

    People don't skate like this anymore.
    The ISU ought SERIOUSLY to think about that. (Instead of just saying, "yes they do, yes they do, yes they do. Look at the protocols if you don't believe us.)

    Another thing I wish the ISU would think about is, why are short programs so much better than long programs?

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    Because SPs are shorter. Take Carolina. Her chance of landing a jump cleanly is 1/2. 3 jumping passes = once in every two years.
    In the LP, 7 jumping passes = once in a blue moon. A regular moon is not better than a blue moon. You just haven't seen one yet.

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    "why are short programs so much better than long programs?"
    Mathman,
    I am not sure I agree. There are some long programs which I very much enjoy and think they are better then many short programs.
    Coming back to GPF. I love Carolina short program. I enjoyed everything about it, from her costume to her skating and to the music she choose for her program. Perhaps doubly because of Shostakovitch music, because he is one of my favorite composers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katia View Post
    Coming back to GPF. I love Carolina short program. I enjoyed everything about it, from her costume to her skating and to the music she choose for her program. Perhaps doubly because of Shostakovitch music, because he is one of my favorite composers.
    I agree about the music. Looking at the performances that Flattfan posted from early in Carolina's career, compared to this one, the music is such a striking departure from he earlier style.

    What I don't like about many long programs is that they seem like jump marathons -- they test your stamina more than anything else. A well-crafted short program seems just right in terms of a "balanced program" (as the IJS likes to say).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Best I have ever seen from Kostner! Great music, great costume, great choreography, and in this performance great tech, too.
    For me, the 2007 Worlds SP was her best ever. I have some issues with how that event was scored, but never mind that. 2005 Worlds was also good (I think that was when she was working with Browning as her choreographer) but Kostner's presentation has certainly improved since then.

    Quote Originally Posted by katia View Post
    I love Carolina short program. I enjoyed everything about it, from her costume to her skating and to the music she choose for her program. Perhaps doubly because of Shostakovitch music, because he is one of my favorite composers.
    I love the music - when it was announced, I was very curious to see if she could manage it, because it is not easy music to choreograph and skate to, and I was very happy to see such a great program. The contrast between Kostner's music and programs and the rest of what Nichol does these days is interesting; she seems to be thinking much more out of the box with Carolina. Kind of like when she was working with MK and would come up with interesting choices of music for her.


    I have to say that I'm enjoying the ladies' much more than I used to and more than the other disciplines at the moment. It's nice to see Kostner doing well, but in addition, I like that there's no single dominant skater and the results are unpredictable. Also, there's nobody whose skating I dislike/find overrated, and quite a few programs that I like - so I can just enjoy the competition and wish them all the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    A well-crafted short program seems just right in terms of a "balanced program" (as the IJS likes to say).
    Agreed.

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    Is this pn TV?

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